Soft Pastel Hand Spun Yarn – Chain-Plied Merino Bamboo & Tweed Blend, 284 Yards, 104g

This is one squishy pastel hand spun yarn. The merino makes it soft, the bamboo adds shine and the tweed lend glorious bits of texture. Swoon.

Technical specs at a glance:

  • 284 yards/259 meters approx.
  • Worsted/Aran weight
  • chain-ply construction
  • Spun semi-woollen from hand dyed wool top in soft pinks, greens and blues


In stock

Share it or Pin it for later


If you love a good soft, artisanal pastel hand spun yarn, this skein is for you. 

This yarn was spun by me from hand dyed wool top, using a woollen technique, making it a semi-woollen yarn. This means the skein retains the strength of a longer staple fibre but it’s warmer due to the air trapped by the spinning style used – the best of both spinning worlds!

It is mostly a Worsted/Aran weight and has a chain-plied construction, so it’s rounded like a 3-ply yarn but keeps the colour structure. Speaking of colours, I just love the soft pastel pinks, blues and greens, I think the combo makes this hand spun suitable for a year-round garment.

The pastel hand spun yarn has a subtle sheen from the bamboo and softness from the merino. The tweed bits add a lovely texture overall.

There is a total of 284 yards/259 meters approximately for you to knit, crochet or weave something lovely with.

About handspun yarn

Hand spun yarns are full of character. They have variable textures throughout the thread because they are 100% made by human hands and, therefore, their weight (“thickness”) can vary a little or a lot, depending on the spinner’s intention.

When crafting with handspun, you are picking up the spinner’s work, continuing the fibre’s journey, and making it your own.

Be a part of this amazing handmade artistry.

A note on colour accuracy

Please be aware that product colours may vary according to different screen settings. Despite colours showing true on my monitor, I have no way of ascertaining what it might look on yours.

Additional information

Weight0.100 kg
Dimensions2590 cm
Fibre Content

Bamboo, Merino, Tweed

Spinning Style

Chain plied


100 Grams


  • Keep yarn in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the skein to avoid squishing it.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.


Join my mailing list to be the first to know about new hand dyed yarns and wools, new blog posts, and receive exclusive discounts.


Your new skeins will be carefully wrapped in a paper bag and shipped in a fully compostable mailing bag.  

UK shipping is £4 flat rate.

International shipping is £6 flat rate.

Find out more in the delivery and returns section. 

(If you are outside of the UK, I might put your yarn in a vacuum sealed bag to save you shipping costs. Don’t worry, this doesn’t damage the fibre in any way!)

Your best crafting is my goal

I want you to absolutely love your knitting and crochet. I care whether that fab cardigan or pair of socks come to life. Your knitting and crochet needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My yarns,  project bags and stitch markers are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hello there, I’m Eleanor and my goal in life is to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey by dyeing the most fun yarns for your enjoyment.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

Eleanor Shadow blog subscribe picture, smiling by the sea


From my hands to yours: I’d love to see what you create with your fibre!

Please tag me @eleanor.shadow on Instagram.

Eleanor Shadow on Social Media

We use cookies on our website to give you the best experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By remaining on this website, you consent to the use of cookies.